Provided employment, job training, work ethics, and
work experience to over 35 individuals with various disabilities.
American Red Cross of Northeastern Indiana:
Provided disaster assistance for 115 DeKalb County residents last year.
Anthony Wayne Area Council, Boy Scouts of America:
Scouting included 12 groups with a total of over 330 registered youth in DeKalb County. 29% of experienced scouts earn mostly A's in school compared to 17% of non-scouts.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana:
Currently serving nearly 100 children in DeKalb County through one on one mentoring and the Lunch Buddies program. On average 69% of those children being mentored come from a single parent home or another situation where both parents are not involved in the child's life.
Butler Early Education Center:
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Serving children age 6 weeks to 12 years, this program serves over 30 DeKalb County children a day with 75% of the families qualifying for some sort of tuition assistance. They are Paths to Quality certified.
Butler Youth Evangelical Association (The Filling Station):
Provided recreation, fellowship, and moral guidance to over 7,100 youth in our county last year.
Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana:
Client advocates provided support to over 140 clients in DeKalb County last year and distributed 2,563 medical supply items.
Children First Center:
Provided voluntary home visits at no cost to parents of 408 newborns and children up to age 3, offering support, reassurance, essential information for healthy growth and development, and early learning information. The HOME (Helping Others Meet Expectations) program provided family preservation and reunification services for 298 children in families considered at risk for abuse and neglect.
DeKalb County Council on Aging: DART Transportation Program
Provided close to 20,000 one way trips to approximately 1000 residents in DeKalb County. Specialized vehicles are accessible for people of all ages and with all disabilities, if necessary.
DeKalb County D.A.R.E.:
Provided drug resistance, violence, bullying, law related, and personal safety programs to approximately 5,500 students and staff in DeKalb County.
Judy A. Morrill Recreation Center:
This organization is dedicated to providing opportunities for growth, social interaction, and personal enhancement to individuals, families, and groups of the greater Garrett area, promoting wellness for all ages.
Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana:
Worked to develop leadership skills for over 320 girls in DeKalb County last year. Dollars are used in part to provide financial assistance for those in need, including national membership, event and activity fees, and uniform needs.
Garret-Keyser-Butler Head Start/Early Head Start: Full Day Childcare:
Provided quality childcare to over 20 children in DeKalb County whose parents would not have been able to work or pursue their education without childcare assistance.
Northeastern Indiana CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate):
Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers provided a voice for over 30 children from
DeKalb County who were involved in judicial proceedings as a result of abuse or neglect.
Approximately 50% of the clients served are DeKalb County residents. The goal of RISE is to increase self-sufficiency and independence in persons with disabilities so they are able to become an integral part of our community. Served 78 people from DeKalb County and provided transportation to 25 of those individuals.
RSVP, Retired Senior Volunteer Program:
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Over 300 active volunteers contributed over 35,000 hours of service in only 6 months. Their Community Center of Caring Food Pantry distributed over 88 tons of food and served over 4,000 families.
Provided transitional living (recovery homes) for 39 DeKalb County residents and 19 of those individuals (48.7%) were residents for 3 + months. At any given period of time, Serenity House expects 25% of their residents to have 6 months or more continuous residency.
St. Martin's Healthcare:
Provided primary medical and dental care for over 4,500 uninsured residents of DeKalb County, this will ultimately improve the health of our community. It is common to have over 350 new patients every six months and an average of 500 patient visits monthly. Also provided funding to support the Back to School Health Fair.
YMCA of DeKalb County Indiana:
As a Paths to Quality Level 2 childcare center, provide quality care and offered financial assistance to over 200 youths ages 1 to 13.
YWCA Northeast Indiana:
700 DeKalb County teens participated in programs teaching about safe, healthy and positive relationships. Assisted 60 families experiencing domestic violence.
Women's Bureau, Inc:
Provided assault prevention programming to DeKalb County Teens.
United Way of DeKalb County also provided funding for the following:
Boomerang Backpack + DeKalb Council On Pregnancy + Drug Free DeKalb + Farmers & Hunters Feeding the Hungry + First Beginnings Day Care + Healthy Halloween + Mental Health of America + Play Learn Soar + Salvation Army
Day of Caring with many volunteers completed numerous projects in throughout the county!
Power of the Purse Granted thousands of dollars to programs for women and girls!
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REACH OUT A HAND TO ONE AND INFLUENCE THE CONDITION OF ALL.